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Complete Blood Count (CBC) With Differential

Complete Blood Count (CBC) With Differential CPT: 85025

Test Includes

Hematocrit; hemoglobin; mean corpuscular volume (MCV); mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH); mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC); red cell distribution width (RDW); percentage and absolute differential counts; platelet count (RBC); red cell count; white blood cell count (WBC)

Expected Turnaround Time

Within 1 day

Specimen Requirements

Specimen

Whole blood

Volume

Fill tube to capacity.

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL (500 μL for pediatric microtainer capillary tubes; fill tube to capacity.)

Container

Lavender-top (EDTA) tube

Collection

Invert tube 8 to 10 times immediately after tube is filled at the time of collection.

Storage Instructions

Maintain specimen at room temperature.

Stability Requirements

Patient Information

To determine your general health status; to screen for, diagnose, or monitor any one of a variety of diseases and conditions that affect blood cells, such as anemia, infection, inflammation, bleeding disorder or cancer.

As part of a routine medical exam; when you have signs and symptoms that may be related to a condition that affects blood cells; at regular intervals to monitor treatment or when you are receiving treatment known to affect blood cells.

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm or a fingerstick or heelstick (newborns).